BAGHDAD, May 5 (KUNA) -- Casualty toll of a blast that targeted a police
station in the town of Hilla earlier on Thursday reached 30 dead and 75
Media director in health ministry Khaled Abdulahad said in remarks to KUNA
that two hospitals in Hilla received 30 dead human bodies, and 75 wounded,
expecting rise of the number of the casualties.
The explosion damaged a number of Iraqi police vehicles and caused a crater
at the site of the police stationg.
The car that caused the explosion was loaded with 150 kilograms of
explosives, and the suicide bomber broke into the station during the timing of
exchange of guards' shift, Chairman of board of Babel governorate Khathem
Majeed Al-Toman said.
It was the second explosion in Hilla in a week, and the second in Iraq
since the Tikrit bombing attack that killed 60 people, including three of
governorate council members, besides senior security officers.
Up to 211 Iraqis died due to violence acts last April, according to
official statistics issued by the ministries of defense, interior and health.
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